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Accident: 201450756 - Employee Apparently Drowns After Falling Into River

Accident: 201450756 -- Report ID: 0418500 -- Event Date: 11/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30832664411/21/20071622Case Atlantic Company

On November 20, 2007, Employee #1 and coworkers were working off of barges in a river when he apparently fell off one of the vessels. He was discovered missing after a head count by the employer. A search turned up Employee #1's life jacket and hard hat in the connex box. His work jacket was discovered 1-1/2 miles downstream, and his body was found by a fisherman 11 days later. He had apparently drowned in the river.

Keywords: barge, ppe, work rules, construction, river, fall, drown, life jacket, boat
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308326644 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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